Giveaway: ‘Rey and Pals’ by Jeffrey Brown

August 16, 2019 at 5:39 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Contest, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 4 Comments

Rey and Pals by Jeffrey Brown will be out next week and to help celebrate, we’re giving away a free copy of the book. To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling us who your favorite new character is from the The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker. We will pick a random winner on Monday (August 19th).

To be eligible you must reside in the continental United States.

For more information on Rey and Pals, you can check out the official product page at Chronicle Books.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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Around the Web

August 16, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • The Barnes & Noble edition of Delilah S. Dawson’s upcoming novel Black Spire will include a map of the outpost. Plus StarWars.com has a new excerpt from the book (as well as a picture of the map).

Convention & Event News

  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • New York Comic Con is October 3 to 6 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor, Mark Brooks, Ken Lashley, Charles Soule, and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Authors Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Doylestown Bookshop.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th at 6:00 PM for a book signing at Fountain Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charlotte, NC on October 9th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Park Road Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Barnes & Noble (Colonial Drive).
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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Podcasts in Review

August 15, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Coffee With Kenobi Episode 290
  2. Wookiee Radio Episode 121
  3. Making Tracks Making Tracks at London Film and Comic Con 2019: An Interview with Corey Dee Williams
  4. Brews and Blasters Episode 220
  5. The ForceCast The ForceCast Author Series with Special Guest Zoraida Cordova

Honorable Mentions

  • Blast Points Podcast Episode 183 focuses on Jabba the Hutt

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Comic Reviews: ‘Star Wars #68’, ‘Star Wars #69’, ‘TIE Fighter #3’ & ‘TIE Fighter #4’

August 14, 2019 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Catching up on comic reviews…

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

August 14, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from August 14 to 20th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 14

  • Japanese Garrison will be in Saitama City for the Saitama Shintoshin Summer Festival Super Kids Festa from August 14 to 15th.

August 15

  • Alpine Garrison will be at the Kids on the Move Alumni Party.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Sapporo, Hokkaido for the Greenbird Volunteer Cleanup around Odori.
  • Star Garrison will be in Dallas, TX for the screening of Star Wars: Episode V at the Majestic Theatre, at the Texas Children’s Hospital for the Star Wars Party for Special Care Clinic, in Irving, TX for Star Wars Under the Stars: A New Hope, and in Houston, TX for Halo: Outpost Discovery from August 15 to 17th.

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Around the Web

August 9, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com has revealed a new upcoming book called The Secrets of the Jedi which will be written by Marc Sumerak and will be published by Insight Editions. It’ll be out November 19th.
  • Star Wars: Myths and Fables by George Mann and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Cordova came out this week from Disney-Lucasfilm Press.

Convention & Event News

Rancho Obi-Wan released some news this week including information on their upcoming “Deep Dive Tours” which will feature special guests and select items from the Rancho Ob-Wan archives to go along with the event’s theme.

  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • New York Comic Con is October 3 to 6 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor, Mark Brooks, Ken Lashley, Charles Soule, and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th for a book signing. No details on the locations yet.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th for a book signing.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charelston, NC on October 9th for a book signing.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th for a book signing.
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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Podcasts in Review

August 8, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 107
  2. Adolescence After Alderaan Episode 42
  3. Skytalkers Yoda Three: Voices, Destiny, & Sacrifice
  4. Blast Points Podcast Episode 182
  5. Around the Galaxy Episode 25

Honorable Mentions

  • Star Wars Loose Canon Fear and Loathing in Batuu which goes over Galaxy’s Edge experience
  • Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels Episode 84 which includes a discussion of Alphabet Squadron

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New Releases: ‘Star Wars #70’, ‘Heroes TPB’ & ‘Original Marvel Years Vol 4’

August 7, 2019 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Marvel has three new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars #70

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Cover: John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

ROGUES, ROMANCE AND ROCK MONSTERS! With the fate of the Rebellion at stake, our heroes scramble to set their decoys and traps to protect THE REBEL FLEET. But everyone’s plan suddenly becomes more complicated. What can a frontier cardsharp teach Luke about THE FORCE? What are HAN and LEIA doing in the Lanz Carpo honeymoon suite? And which utterly iconic STAR WARS villain finally takes notice as CHEWIE and THREEPIO tangle with the rock monsters of Planet K43?

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Comic Reviews: ‘Captain Phasma #1’, ‘Darth Vader #1’ & ‘Doctor Aphra #34’

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Catching up on comic reviews…

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Databurst From the 501st

August 7, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from August 7 to 13th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 7

  • Old Line Garrison will be in Severna Park, MD for the End of Summer Extravaganza at Severna Park Library from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • UK Garrison will be in Nottingham for Wollaton Hall Superhero Fun Day from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

August 9

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Kansas City, MO for the 2019 Back to School Fair at Synergy Services Youth Resiliency Center from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Connecticut Garrison will be in Uncasville, CT for Terrificon 2019 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center from August 9 to 11th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Monroeville, PA for Steel City Con at the Monroeville Convention Center from August 9 to 11th, and in Lancaster, PA for Star Wars Night with the Lancaster Barnstormers from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Fairfield, NJ for an event at Fairfield Public Library from 3:00 to 4:00 PM.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Aberdeen, MD for Star Wars Night with the Aberdeen Ironbirds at Leidos Field from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Irving, TX for Let’s Play Gaming Expo 2019.
  • UK Garrison will be in Ruislip for Hillingdon Libraries Space Camp from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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